The Lake Erie College Storm (5-12, 2-3) women's basketball team dropped their game against G-MAC foe the University of Findlay Oilers (7-7, 3-1) tonight with a final score of 82-74.
Although the Oilers struck first in the contest, the Storm's largest lead of the night came in the first quarter. The teams traded baskets until the four-minute mark, and then the Storm went on an eight-point scoring run to go up 18-10 with 3:33 left to play in the quarter. The Oilers gained a bit of ground, but the Storm maintained a 24-19 lead heading into the second quarter.
An 11-point Oiler run took back that lead, though. The two teams went into the locker rooms at the half, and the Storm trailed by five (39-34) and was never able to take it back. The contest included six lead changes and two ties.
Senior Josie Chaddock scored 27 points tonight, leading the team. Additionally, Chaddock recorded five rebounds and three assists.
Head coach Kenzie Perttu was all about the fight that her team put up against Findlay tonight. "Both teams battled extremely hard today from beginning to end. We struggled with Findlay's pressure all game, but especially in the second half when they went into their 1-3-1.". said Perttu.
"We had too many costly turnovers which ended up losing us the game.", she continued. "We did have some bright spots in a tough loss. I was really proud of our effort on the boards tonight: pulling in 18 offensive rebounds in really good for us, and is exciting to see. We've got some things to clean up before Hillsdale on Saturday, but we are looking forward to our next challenge."
The Storm heads to Hillsdale on Saturday for an afternoon matchup against the Chargers. Tip-off is set for 1pm.